Between The Leaves: Phone Calls From Heaven

Posted by Jessica Murray on August 19, 2014 in Between the Leaves

Our Between the Leaves hangout is an informal, and hopefully educational, conversation hosted by professional genealogists Amy Johnson Crow, Anne Gillespie Mitchell, Crista Cowan, and Juliana Szucs Smith. We ask them questions and they share their personal experience with us all. This week we asked the the ladies: “If you could speak to one ancestor,… Read more

MyCanvas Finds a New Home in Alexander’s

Posted by Eric Shoup on August 19, 2014 in MyCanvas

This past June, we announced that we were retiring the MyCanvas website and service in September 2014. We’ve heard from many people who love MyCanvas and hate the idea of it going away. Well, we have some good news for you: It’s not going away after all! We were successful in finding a new home for… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Roundup: August 18th Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on August 18, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Blog Posts Two stories. Two Reunions. Many Tears! There’s Only One Long Lost Family by Brian Gallagher Mark Your Calendars For Ancestry Day in Nashville, TN Ask Ancestry Anne: Public or Private? That is the Question! by Anne Gillespie Mitchell AncestryDNA Delivers Up A Few Ethnicity Surprises by Anna Swayne Postcards from the Past:… Read more

What We Are Reading: August 15 Edition

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on August 15, 2014 in In The Community

It’s hard to believe, but the schools in my area started classes this week. I remember when I was in school, it was unusual to start before Labor Day. (Now get off my lawn!) The kids shouldn’t be the only ones reading. We should all join in the fun! Here are some of the things… Read more

Ports Beyond New York: Galveston

Posted by Juliana Smith on August 15, 2014 in Research

Galveston has a rich and colorful history, with its roots in a pirate settlement that Jean Lafitte called home between 1817 and 1821. The Port of Galveston was established as a small trading post and customs house in 1825, when Texas was still part of Mexico. It was an important commercial center and by 1835… Read more

Postcards from the Past: Who Do You Think You Are? Recap with Valerie Bertinelli

Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

Listen. And I will tell you a story. Sitting in a circle and listening to a storyteller recount a well-known and well-loved tale is one of the world’s oldest traditions. We’ve all sat at the feet of a storyteller—maybe even a grandmother or an eccentric uncle—who entertained, frightened, educated, and charmed us with their tales… Read more

Throwback Thursday Topic: Lessons I Took

Posted by Juliana Smith on August 14, 2014 in Juliana's Corner

As the eldest of four girls, I was a bit of a guinea pig when it came to taking lessons in various things. It started when I was pretty young. A next door neighbor, who we affectionately called Uncle Ronny, was to teach me how to play the accordion. That was a pretty lofty goal… Read more